EVs Take 23.3% Share In France – Dacia Spring High

France noticed EVs take 23.3% share of the auto market in July, up from 18.6% yr on yr. Plugin hybrids noticed sturdy development in share, with full electrics seeing modest development. Total auto quantity, at 128,947 items, was up by some 20% YoY, although nonetheless under pre-2020 norms. The Dacia Spring was France’s bestselling full electrical in July.

EVs Take 23.3% Share In France

EVs Take 23.3% Share In France

July’s tallies noticed mixed EVs take 23.3% share, with full electrics (BEVs) at 13.1%, and plugin hybrids (PHEVs) at a file excessive of 10.3% share. These figures examine with 18.6%, 11.9%, and 6.7%, a yr in the past.

Plugin hybrids are presently using on a wave of a number of lately launched fashions with larger electrical vary (effectively over 50km in most circumstances). Many of those upgraded PHEVs come from dwelling manufacturers of Peugeot, Citroen, and DS, and usually are not provide restricted.

One draw back is that there are nonetheless sturdy buy incentives in France for PHEVs. Buy incentives are doubtlessly counterproductive, as a result of they do nothing to make sure that PHEVs are actually usually plugged in, and used as designed. They might even appeal to patrons who don’t have any real intention of plugging in, however solely wish to get a free low cost on what are usually the higher degree trim (and usually extra highly effective) variants of a brand new automotive.

The one “incentive” for PHEVs must be the financial savings on power prices when plugged in, and e.g. free entry to city air pollution zones when working on electrical.

Returning to July’s outcomes, in quantity phrases, PHEVs had been up 83% YoY, while BEVs had been up 32%.

On the flip aspect, diesels had been down 30% YoY, to a file low quantity of 12,491 items, and their second consecutive month of sub-10% market share. We will count on this to be a daily prevalence any further.

EVs Take 23.3% Share In France - Evolution

EVs Take 23.3% Share In France – Evolution

BEV Bestsellers

July’s greatest promoting BEV was a long run favorite, the Dacia Spring (2,127 items), forward of the Tesla Mannequin Y, and Fiat 500.

Few fashions within the prime 20 had good outcomes – most had been considerably down from their latest common volumes, together with all the prime 10 except the Renault Twingo, which was marginally up.

Additional again, the BMW iX1, in fifteenth spot, continued to develop volumes, to a brand new excessive of 275 items. In 18th spot, the DS3 Crossback additionally upped its recreation to a brand new file quantity of 249 items.

The DS3 is little doubt helped by the latest ~10% increase in battery dimension (now 50.8 kWh usable) and vital effectivity beneficial properties. Collectively these have offered a formidable 26% enchancment in rated vary (320 km to 402 km) in comparison with the primary car iteration in 2020.

The identical latest vary enhancements have come to the Stellantis group’s different BEVs, and far kudos is because of them, for taking the method of preserving a modest dimension of battery and profitable vary primarily through effectivity beneficial properties. Doing it proper!

Lastly, in twentieth place, the brand new Sensible “#1” scored a file supply of 244 items. The Sensible will share its platform, and technical specs, with the Volvo EX30, as a result of launch mid 2024. In the event you don’t wish to look forward to the Volvo… the Sensible is already right here, and proving itself.

There have been no vital new mannequin entrants to the French BEV market in July.

Let’s test the 3-month figures:

Right here, the Tesla Mannequin Y has a robust lead, regardless of the standard Tesla supply ebb at first of the quarter. It has held the 3-month prime spot repeatedly since March. Additionally it is France’s ninth greatest promoting car of any variety, yr so far.

The second place is tightly contested between the Fiat 500, Dacia Spring, and Tesla Mannequin 3.

There are few massive strikes within the prime 20. The MG ZS has stepped as much as 14th spot, from twenty fifth beforehand, off the again of a robust June efficiency. The Renault Zoe continues to point out its age, falling to fifteenth spot, from seventh beforehand.

Simply slipping in on the finish of the record, the brand new Jeep Avenger joined the highest 20 after solely being on sale for 3 months — a formidable efficiency.


The auto market’s development over latest months — up 16% yr so far, and primarily powered by plugins — has helped the French economic system outperform a few of its neighbours. Annual GDP development most lately stands at 0.9%. That is weak however not less than optimistic, whereas most different eurozone economies are both flat or destructive.

Stellantis Group — already Europe’s third largest BEV producer — intend to virtually double the variety of BEV mannequin choices over the subsequent yr or so. It will assist France’s EV trajectory to maintain shifting forwards at a wholesome clip. In the meantime market chief Tesla will hold pushing development additionally.

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